Monday, March 12, 2012

I've been tagged

I normally hate chain letters. I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was hilarious and described perfectly my feeling towards them:
 However, I was 'tagged' by and old friend Jessi on her blog, and honestly, the project was pretty fun. Although I had to read the instructions like 4 times to figure out what exactly I was supposed to do. ADD. So, here goes.
First, 11 Random Things about Myself (this should be easy)
1. I am absolutely terrified of birds. I went with my niece to Petsmart this past weekend and we were looking at the birds, and I literally had to pull her away. Because I couldn't handle it.
2. I feel the opposite about cows. Black and white ones. I adore them. Always have. Since the age of about 3. I used to collect cow stuffed animals. They are amazingly adorable. From afar.

3. I have red hair. I used to dye it because I didn't like it. But, then I gave up because I am A. Cheap and B. impatient. Dying ones hair requires extensive amounts of patience because you are constantly in the salon for hours and hours getting your hair dyed, sitting under the most annoying dryer chair ever, and waiting. Dying ones hair also requires extensive amounts of money, and I found better ways to spend it. Or better yet, save it. So I gave up, because it violated my two fundamental rules: (1) Do not participate in activities that require waiting. (2) Do not spend money unnecessarily. So my hair is red.

4. I talk to my dogs like they are my children. Not in an annoying baby-talk way. But I have constant conversations with them. I ask them questions. I get frustrated when they don't reply. Full on conversations. I ask how their day went...

5. I actually work in the field in which I majored. 

6. I love to exercise. And that is not a lie. I do not love to run, but all other forms of exercise, I love. I still run, but I don't love it. But I do it. 

7. I spent an inordinate amount of time reading The Hunger Games this past weekend. I have 80 pages to go, and I am honestly thinking of taking a half day of work today so that I can finish the book. 

8. We have had so many animals in my family, most all with food related names, that it makes it really difficult to name a new animal. Most of the good names have been used. Marshmallow, Snickers, Mocha, Cocoa, Taffy, Honey, Tiger, Misty, Oreo, Truffles, Cookie (there are many more, but those are the food related ones).

9. I ate an entire gigantic piece of Lemon Meringue pie this past weekend. It didn't turn out well. My eyes were bigger than my stomach. This piece was enormous.
10. My two favorite places I have visited are: #1. Tuscany, Italy #2. Vancouver, Canada  #3. Sweden .  Yes, these are random places. Thus these are my 11 random facts.
11. My favorite cereal is and will always be...Lucky Charms. 

Questions from Jessi...

1. What fashion trend are you embarrassed you were a part of? CROCS. I was on vacation with my family when they first became popular. We were riding on a trolly tour, and I literally jumped off of the moving trolley when I saw them in a store. Left my entire family on the still moving trolley, and ran into a shoe store to try them on. They were pink. I thought I was pretty cool in my pink Crocs.
 2. 1 hour massage or mani/pedi? MASSAGE. I get mani/pedi's because I want my hands and feet to look nice, but I don't like them. They take a long time. I don't like waiting for the polish to dry. I don't like people touching my feet. Mostly the feet touching part. Hate that.
3. Copying Katie because I loved it so much - What is the best book you read in 2011? The Help
4. What quality about your mother/grandmother do you most admire? Ohh, this is a good one. There are many. I guess I would say their business savvy. I know that sounds strange, from a mother/grandmother, but both my Mom and Grandma are very business savvy. Some people would say that it showed me that women can be business people, have major roles in business. But honestly, I never knew any different. For me, I just assumed that all women were into the stock market, I assumed that all women were in control of the family finances, I assumed that all women had major roles in companies. I knew no different.
5. Favorite blog to read?  - amazing recipes.
6. What is one thing you might just never be that great at? Running. I can do it. But I am NOT good at it.
7. Favorite work-out song? I like old songs that I can sing to in my head...Whitney Huston, Michael Jackson, things from my childhood.
8. What's your drink order at Starbucks? I'm boring...small dark roast coffee with a little skim milk.
9. Last thing you bought at Target? Cetaphil Face Lotion. It's the best.
10. First CD you ever owned? The Cranberries.
11. What would you tell your 16 year old self? If you hit a parked car in a parking lot, driving away quickly is not the appropriate action. woops!

Now for the fun: I tag the next 11 peeps!
1. Natalie - one of Jeremy's friends from MN who is wonderful, and about to have her first baby!
2. Kristin - Friend from college
3. Erica - Another college friend who has a great blog about her weight loss journey
4. Betsy - We went to high school together and though we don't keep in touch, she has a great blog with her amazing baked creations!
5.  Jenna - We used to live in the same condo building and she blogs about her family
6. Kate - Married to a college friend of mine...and has the most gorgeous, amazing blog ever.
7. Anna - Friend of a friend who just started a great blog
...okay...that's all I have. I hope my previous Pinterest quote does not come true. I only have 7 to re-pin. I read a lot of random design blogs whose authors I don't know. And I don't think they want to be tagged by me. Nor would they ever see this post. :-)

Ok... Then you've got these 11 questions to answer for us all!
1. Where is your favorite travel destination?
2. What do you call 'home'? Whatever that means to you...
3. Dog/Cat/Bird/Goldfish or none of the above...
4. Most embarrassing song/album in your collection...
5. Most ridiculous purchase you have made recently...
6. Top 3 qualities you like best about yourself...
7. What is a strange grocery store habit that you have?
8. What is your #1 favorite food?
9. What is your favorite book you have ever read?
10. Tell us about your favorite teacher...
11. If you had to be any zoo animal, what would it be, and why?

There are some rules:
1. Post these rules
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the questions set for you in the post you were tagged in
4. Create 11 new questions for your tagees to answer
5. Tag them on your blog

Have fun!!


Betsy the Baker said...

Kara, thank you so much for listing me on your site - I hope that you are doing well!

Kara Frank said...

No problem Betsy! I LOVE your blog! A. I want to eat/make every single thing.
B. You are a fantastic writer. I love the way you write.

Hope you are doing well too!